Special Provence and Camargue Cruise for French Hotel Barge Anjodi

Anjodi’s Special Provence & Camargue Cruise
Following in the Footsteps of Van Gogh

French hotel barge ANJODI is offering a unique Mediterranean cruise in the south of France which will include visits to the historic cities of Avignon & Arles.
This special Provence-Camargue Itinerary between Avignon to Marseillan, France will take place the week of July 5-11, 2020. This cruise is also available in the opposite direction October 25-31, 2020 (value season).

These special weeks are both currently available as either a private cruise where you have the entire barge to yourselves or as a cabin cruise week where you book a cabin and share Anjodi with other like-minded passengers.

Pretty as a Picture

beauty of the Provence countryside is legendary. Visitors instantly
recognize why it held such fascination for painters like Cézanne and
Picasso, and why Van Gogh painted more than 300 of his works here. In addition to the natural charm of the region, there is a great deal of historical and architectural intrigue surrounding the ancient palaces,
gardens, and arenas of the sun-drenched cities along the way.

Itinerary highlights on the Anjodi Provence-Camargue cruise include a visit to the medieval city of Avignon, located on the banks of the Rhône River.
Avignon was the seat of Catholic popes for more than 300 years during the Middle Ages. Guests will climb the gentle steps to the famed Rocher
des Doms and its picturesque, English-style public gardens that feature
numerous fountains and grottos.  This is followed by a tour of the 14th
century Palais des Papes, or the Pope’s Palace, considered one of
Europe’s largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings.

Arles & Aigues Mortes

is also a visit to the city of Arles, famed for its association with
Van Gogh. Guests will explore the 1st century Roman Arena, the St.
Trophime Basilica and the museum of Provencal life.  Cruising a little further through the wetlands of the Camargue National Park, with its pink flamingos and white wild horses, Anjodi will moor at the walled city of Aigues Mortes. One of Europe’s most well-preserved medieval
cities, in the 13th century Aigues Mortes was the port by which many
crusaders embarked for the Holy Land. Here guests can visit the 12th
century Constance Tower and enjoy dinner at one of the town’s many local
restaurants specializing in regional cuisine.

A Taste of the Med

Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, Provence is one of the most popular vacation destinations in southern France, renowned for its lush lavender fields, ancient olive groves and vast stretches of vineyards. Anjodi’s guests will tour the famous Chateau Neuf du Papes vineyard and indulge in a private tasting at a renowned winemaker. Fresh oysters with a sea
view are also on the menu as the cruise continues across the Thau Lake
(Etang de Thau) to Villeneuve les Maguelones, with the boat mooring just a short walk to a Mediterranean beach. This is followed by a tour of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Valmagne, a former Benedictine monastery and one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Afterwards,
guests will stop at a local oyster farm for some fresh seafood and a
glass of Picpoul de Pinet, a delightful white grape that has been grown near the Etang de Thau for centuries.

The Art of Fine Dining

food lovers, the 8-passenger Anjodi is an attraction in itself having
appeared numerous times on Rick Stein’s French Odyssey, a popular
television series that followed the famous chef on his culinary
adventures through Southern France. Onboard, guests can be assured of
Rick Stein standard cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients that
include fresh seafood from the nearby Mediterranean.

cruise aboard Anjodi is the perfect way to appreciate art, be it the
culinary creation on show around the dining table each evening, or the Roman architecture and sweeping natural vistas that inspired Van Gogh
and Picasso.

About The French Hotel Barge Anjodi

French Hotel Barge Anjodi


Sporting a classic Dutch design, the 8-passenger Anjodi offers a choice of four air-conditioned
staterooms which can be configured as either twins or double according to your
preference, each with full en-suite facilities. The sun deck is
spacious and has a heated spa pool (hot tub) — the perfect place, to
watch the sunset after dinner on a warm Mediterranean evening.

Anjodi’s highly professional crew of four is comprised of Master Chef,
Tour Guide and Host/Hostess, led by a knowledgeable and experienced
Captain who will ensure your cruise is memorable and more. Their
knowledge of the region combined with the 8 bikes provided, will allow
you to explore the areas you cruise through in as much detail as you


Provence & Camargue Cruise Highlights:

  • Tour the famous Chateau Neuf du Papes commune and enjoy a private wine tasting
  • Explore the medieval city of Avignon
  • Visit Arles, the city famed for inspiring over 300 paintings by Van Gogh
  • Explore the 1st century Roman Arena, St Trophime’s Basilica, and the museum of Provencal life 
  • Visit the ancient walled city of Aigues Mortes
  • Cruise across the Etang de Thau to Villeneuve les Maguelones
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

Standard Classic Cruise Highlights:

  • Tour Carcassonne, the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
  • Narbonne’s Archbishop’s Palace and colorful market
  • Explore the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
  • Private wine tasting at the 14th-century Château de Perdiguier
  • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards and discover Cathar history
  • Cruise through the world’s oldest canal tunnel at Malpas
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
  • “Biking Plus” option available

 Don’t Miss This Special Sailing

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ANJODI
View Anjodi’s online brochure
Visit our website for more info on our barges and barging: www.BargeCharters.com

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